Your run-of-the-mill Baskin-Robbins might boast 31 flavors, but the 30 different combinations you’ll find at The Ice Cream Takedown are bound to be way more inventive. This is Brooklyn, after all, foodie-friendliest of boroughs, and these culinary artists are working with the world’s best medium. The takedown, a touring nationwide food competition complete with heavy-metal motif, began in Brooklyn and is now approaching its 10th anniversary. The mutant gastro-brainchild of Matt Timms showcases amateur and experimentalist chefs, pitting them against one another and letting bystanders reap the spoils. Last year’s Ice Cream Takedown served up such creative combinations as absinthe chocolate chip, the “Iced Toddy” (Earl Grey ice cream with whiskey, caramel, and shortbread crumbs), and strawberry basil. General admission lets you eat all the ice cream you want, and you don’t even have to have your tonsils removed to do it.

Sun., July 8, 2 p.m., 2012